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Collective agreements and staff shortages were discussed by KEBE and the Ministry. Work

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    The members of the Board of Directors of the KEBE had a meeting with the Minister of Labor – The announcement of the KEBE

    The extension of collective agreements, as well as labor shortages, were among the issues discussed today in their meeting with the Minister of Labor and Social Insurance, Yiannis Panayiotou, by the members of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCE).< /p>

    According to H, they discussed with the Minister the labor force shortages in Cyprus and the employment strategy for third country nationals. In particular, the delay observed in the approval of the applications submitted by the employers was discussed, as a result of which the companies are underperforming. businesses. It is noted that the position of the KEBE is that such a thing does not follow from the directive of the European Union.

    Also, the KEBE requested the abolition of the limited branches and professions in which students can be employed. As he states, the aim is for students to be able to work without restrictions in all professions, as is the case in other European countries. essential services since only with this measure will everyone comply and observe labor institutions so that they stop undermining the economy and adding problems to the entire people.

    Regarding the National Minimum Wage, the KEBE conveyed to the Minister its disagreement with the determination of an hourly minimum wage, arguing that the determination of the hourly labor cost should be determined according to the working hours that prevail in each individual enterprise, as is the case in the other EU countries who apply the minimum wage by law.

    The members of the Board also developed the position of the KEBE to replace the existing system of calculating the A.T.A. with a new modern system for granting increases that will take into account indicators such as productivity and efficiency at work and the growth of GDP at constant prices.

    Finally, the announcement states, there was a discussion on the Minister's proposal to abolish the 12% in basic pensions and the issue of legislative regulation of teleworking.

    According to the KEBE, the Minister of Labor and Social Insurance answered the questions of the members of the Board of Directors and assured them that the constructive and close cooperation with the KEBE will continue and be strengthened.

    Source: cyprustimes.com

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